Supervisor Sue Novasel District V Newsletter - July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020                                                                                 Edition #47

Supervisor Novasel

El Dorado County

District V Supervisor, Sue Novasel Updates and Input Newsletter 

Below is information regarding the Draft SR 89 Corridor Plan. Please read as this plan will have huge impacts on the West Slope and include changes not just to those areas (Emerald Bay, Meeks Bay, Rubicon, and Tahoma) but will also impact the way people travel from the South Shore to the West Shore and North Shore (and vise versa).

Draft State Route 89 Corridor Plan

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, and Tahoe Transportation District are happy to announce the availability of the Draft State Route 89 Recreation Corridor Management Plan.

The Draft SR 89 Corridor Plan is the result of over two years of planning with over 15 project partners, hundreds of stakeholders, and thousands of public comments. The plan outlines a potential future for the corridor that focuses on environmental improvement and quality travel experience.

The Draft SR 89 Corridor Plan is now available at

Public engagement and opportunities for agency, stakeholder, and public input will be available through September.

Public Webinar Dates

Learn more about the State Route 89 Corridor Plan during the following public webinars. Opportunities for questions, comments, and feedback will be available during each meeting.

Monday, August 3 Noon to 1:30pm (Draft Plan)

Review the Draft SR-89 Corridor Plan in more detail and provide feedback that will be incorporated into the final plan.

Register for August 3 webinar

Tuesday, September 22 5:30 to 7:00 pm (Final Plan)

Learn about the final plan and next steps for implementation

Register for September 22 webinar



State Route 89, a two-lane mountain highway, is the only access route to many of Lake Tahoe’s popular recreation areas and to several of the residential neighborhoods along the West Shore. Emerald Bay, one of California’s 36 National Natural Landmark sites, is one of Lake Tahoe’s most popular and photographed locations. Almost 12 miles of undeveloped shoreline offer beach access to sites such as Meeks Bay, Sugar Pine Point State Park, Baldwin Beach, Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Tallac Historic Site, Camp Richardson, and Pope Beach. Seven trailheads provide day-use access to waterfalls and alpine lakes as well as access to Desolation Wilderness for overnight recreational opportunities.

Visit to learn more

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Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting

RE: Right Turn Restriction Survey

The Traffic Advisory Committee will hold their next meeting on Wednesday. August 5th, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. using Zoom audio conferencing.

This meeting will be regarding the right turn restriction survey at the intersections of US Hwy 50 at Sawmill Road and US Hwy 50 at North Upper Truckee Road on Sundays and Mondays from  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Please check next weeks newsletter on July 31st for additional information, including Zoom Invitation and meeting ID. I will post it at the top of the newsletter.

EDC COVID-19 Update


Update on COVID-19 in El Dorado County as of Thursday, July 23, 2020.  

    --  227 new tests (16,707)

    --  22 new cases; (508)
4 EDH, 1 North County, 5 CP/SS/Rescue, 12 Lake Tahoe;

    --  13 recoveries (210)

    --  225 Active Cases

    --  No change in hospitalizations/ICU cases (2/2)





Draft SR 89 Corridor Plan

Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting

COVID Update



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